Friday, 2 December 2016

Box of Style from The Zoe Report - Winter Box Full Spoilers + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.
How Much? $100/quarter, plus $15 shipping to Canada. Prices in US dollars. Canadian import tax/duty may be an extra charge (approx $15 CDN to BC).
What’s in it? Fashion & beauty picks from celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe valued over $350

Box of Style is a luxurious seasonal subscription curated by The Zoe Report Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Zoe, and her team. Each season, get a surprise delivery of stylish fashion and beauty finds valued over $350. Items come from established designers, niche brands, and exclusively-designed collaborations. Each box contains one "Hero Item", which makes up the bulk of the value, plus a selection of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products.

The Winter Box is shipping soon and we now have FULL SPOILERS!

Dylanlex Zoey Custom Necklace, Retail Value: $200
Soia & Kyo Oliva Cable Knit Hat, Retail Value: $50 (choice of colour)

Dagne Dover Exclusive Leather Card Case, Retail Value: $50
D.L. & Co The Zoe Report "Birch" Custom Candle, Retail Value: $50

Clinique Lip Color + Primer in Berry Pop, Retail Value: $18
Sunday Riley TIdal Enzyme Brightening Water Cream, Retail Value: $65

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Fragrance - Purse Size  

The Winter box is valued over $433 US! There's some nice products to help you through the holidays and winter season. The Winter Box begins shipping in mid-December. If you'd like to get your hands on this one, use promo code WINTER20 at checkout to save$20 on your seasonal or yearly subscription.

Click here to check out Box of Style.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Holiday Gift Guide - Top 5 Canadian Subscription Boxes for Giving Back

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Through the month of November I've been sharing Holiday Gift Guides with my top picks for Canadian subscription boxes. This is my last list for the season, and it's all about giving back. With every purchase, these five Canadian subscriptions give a portion of their proceeds or products to charity.

Sharing Small
Sharing Small is a fun monthly package designed to inspire conversations about empathy, community and charity with your children. For every pair of socks we sell, we donate a pair to a Canadian child in need. Each month’s package has a different theme, reflected on a pair of socks, a sticker, and a cartoon postcard containing a short message from the Sharing Small Explorers.
$13/month with free shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars. Save on longer subscriptions.
See my Sharing Small review here.

Society Socks
2 pairs of bold socks, shipped to your door every month. Each pair of socks will be an exclusive design; guaranteed to be stylish. With every pair of socks that is purchased, we will donate a pair to the Covenant House Toronto, an organization helping the city's homeless youth. 
$21/month including shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.
See my Society Socks review here. 
My JunkTrunk
Premium men's underwear and fashions socks delivered monthly to your door. Did you know 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. Be proud knowing you are supporting a great cause, My Junk Trunk donates a portion of all proceeds directly to Prostate Cancer!
Starts at $22.95/month. Free shipping over $38. Prices in Canadian dollars. 

This Table Gourmet Box
Treat yourself or a loved one with a box of delicious recipes and goodies. Choose from an ongoing, 3-month, or one-time only subscription for either yourself or a very lucky someone! We’ve chosen to partner with are Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Mercy Ships International. Canadian Foodgrains Bank contributions are matched by the Canadian Government, sending our own Canadian grain all over the world to help feed people in need and grow healthy crops. Mercy Ships International brings much-needed health care to those who would never be able to reach a hospital under normal circumstances by converting cruise ships into floating hospitals and accessing the far reaches of our world.
 $49/month including shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars. Save on longer terms.
See my This Table review here.

Lillypost is a monthly book subscription box that sends beautiful children's books and other goodies to your door! Our Board Book Box is perfect for ages 0-2 and our Picture Book Box is great for ages 3+. Here at Lillypost, literacy is of the utmost importance. That is why each month Lillypost will donate one new book for every single box shipped to a charity focused on advancing children’s literacy. 
$37/month with free shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.

Check out all my 2016 Holiday Gift Guides here:

Tea Sparrow Review - December 2016 - Canadian Tea Subscription Box

This package was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Tea Sparrow
How Much? $20 per month, shipping included. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? 4 premium loose leaf teas to make 35-40 cups of tea

Tea Sparrow is a Canadian tea subscription service, based in Vancouver. Tea Sparrow curates their boxes by hosting bi-weekly tea parties where local Vancouver members taste and score teas from around the world. Each month, members receive the 4 highest rated loose-leaf teas: one each of black, green/oolong, rooibos and herbal. All of their teas are free of artificial ingredients. You can expect about 35 cups of tea per month. Save it all for yourself, or share with a friend! Also be sure to check out the Tea Sparrow blog. There are loads of recipes for tea cocktails and other interesting creations!

This is a review for the upcoming December "Holiday Tea Box", which ships December 13th.

The Holiday Box - Info sheet

First look!

The Tea Guy - Cream of Earl Grey 
Buttery cream & bourbon vanilla float under a satin sheet of citrus bergamot, while the rich estate black tea covers all like a fleece blanket.
This tea is so popular, it was included in the 2015 Holiday Tea Box as well. Tea Sparrow recommended adding a splash of eggnog for a true holiday feel.  

Tea Desire Winter Almond Rooibos
This is Tea Desire's best dessert tea yet. Think: fresh homemade cookies. 
Tea Sparrow says this one is a marzipan-chocolate-cookie rooibos blend. Sounds delish!

Sonnentor Organic Christmas Delight
Sonnentor is convinced that nature has the best recipes for a long and happy life. This sweet and spicy heavenly Christmas delight is no exception.
Tea Sparrow describes this as a sweet, spicy, and oh-so-perfect for the holidays.

Justea Safari Oolong
This oolong comes from Kenya's first ever small-scale farmer-owned artisanal tea factory. It's everything you love about a traditional Chinese oolong, with the sweet Kenyan tea taste.

The December Holiday Tea Box from Tea Sparrow includes four loose leaf teas inspired by the holidays. The teas feature bold flavours with sweetness and spice that is perfect for winter and Christmas. There is 70 grams of tea, which makes around 35 cups.

This box is available for purchase now! Order a subscription for yourself, or order a gift subscription for a friend. Boxes begin shipping December 13th and will likely arrive before Christmas!

Click here to check out Tea Sparrow.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

moJJa Sock Club Review - Novemeber 2016 - Canadian Men's Sock Subscription Box + BONUS + GIVEAWAY

This package was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? moJJa Sock Club
How Much? $9/month plus $3 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.  
What’s in it? A new pair of awesome socks in funky patterns and bold colours

moJJa Sock Club is a Canadian subscription for men that sends a funky pair of socks to your mailbox each month. mojja also has an Underwear Club that's worth checking out! With the Sock Club, you can expect to receive funky patterns such as polka dots, moustaches, animal prints and other fun designs. Socks are designed to fit men size 7-12 and women 6-11 and all socks are made with 60% cotton, 30% polyester, 7% spandex and 3% elastic. Packages are shipped mid-month and you can cancel your subscription any time through your account page.

moJJa Grey Moustache Socks ($12.95 retail)
These moustache socks are perfect for 'Movember! The grey, black, and white colours are classy and neutral, but the pattern says "let's party"!

moJJa's Sock Club includes one pair of funky socks each month, for only $12 CDN, including shipping. The socks retail for $12.95, plus shipping, so there is some value here. This is a great way to build your sock wardrobe and avoid the crowded malls.

moJJa is offering a great bonus. Subscribe in December and receive a bonus pair of socks in your first package! No promo code is required. Click here to check out moJJa Sock Club.

Want to win free socks? moJJa is giving one lucky reader a free 3-month subscription. Enter below. Open to residents of Canada only. Giveaway ends December 9th.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

La Boîte à Bonbons Review - November 2016 - Canadian Candy Subscription Box

Canadian Box Addict pays for this subscription. This post contains referral links.
What is it? La Boîte à Bonbons
How Much? $25 per month. Free shipping! Prices in Canadian dollars.
What's in it? 4 different types of candies, totalling 1kg of candy

La Boîte à Bonbons is a new subscription box, based in Quebec, Canada. Each month, La Boîte à Bonbons sends four different candy selections, totalling 1 kilogram of candy. The candies are selected based on your preferences. When you subscribe, you can select between three box options - Sour, Soft, or Mixed. Every month there will be new selections. Shipping is free for Ontario and Quebec. For the rest of Canada, shipping is an additional charge, based on location.

One thing to note is that the website for La Boîte à Bonbons, and all correspondence from the company, is entirely in French. If you don't read French well enough to navigate the website, try to copy/paste phrases or paragraphs into Google Translate. To make it easier, you only need to know a few key words: s'abonner (subscribe), bonbons sour (sour candy), bonbons doux (soft candy), mixtes (mixed candy). With that, you should have no trouble signing up! When you get to the website, make sure to sign up for the e-mail list, or look for the "15% de rabais" icon in the top right corner. You will receive a code for 15% off your first box!

The November box includes a little product card. 

All the treats come packaged in little bags!

Gummy Frogs
These colourful guys were pretty good. I've never see them in the stores before so it was fun to try them. There was 254 grams of frogs.

Rainbow Ribbons
These fruit flavoured ribbons were my favourite of the bunch. The outside is coated with sour sugar too! I received 214 grams of ribbons. They're quite light so there's loads of them!

Gummy Bears
Just boring old gummy bears... they were very fresh though! The bag contained 252 grams of bears.

Strawberry Bricks
These chewy strawberry candies have a different type of candy on the inside. It has a bit of a creamy texture. My boyfriend loved them. We got 260 grams of these ones.

The November offering from La Boîte à Bonbons included four varieties of candy, totalling just under 1 kilogram. It was a good mix this month. Aside from the gummy bears, the other three varieties are new to me. The Rainbow Ribbons and Strawberry Bricks were a hit.

Interested in trying La Boîte à Bonbons? Remember to sign up for their e-mail list to get a 15% off code!

Click here to check out La Boîte à Bonbons.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.   

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Holiday Gift Guide - Top 5 Canadian Subscription Boxes for Your Bestie!

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Through the month of November I'm posting two Holiday Gift Guides each week, focusing on Canadian subscription boxes that are perfect for gift giving. Today I'm sharing my top picks for gifting to your best bud, whether it's your best girlfriend, a loved one in need of some self care, a long distance pal, or a four legged friend. There's something here for everyone!

Canada's favourite women's monthly lifestyle subscription box. Choose a gift plan option & we take care of the rest. Each month receive a beautifully hand wrapped gift, curated around a monthly theme. You will be present-ly surprised with the gift that just keeps coming.
Starts at $36/month, plus $10 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.
Click here to see my previous Put A Bow On It reviews.

A unique, monthly subscription box service for those dealing with mental health issues, chronic illnesses - or anyone who needs a little extra self-care. From mood enhancing aromatherapy and teas, to personal journals and healthy snacks, Caring Crate is the perfect solution to indulging in a little self-care, or gifting a thoughtfully curated box to friends, family & loved ones.
$39.95/month plus $12.99 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.

Q&A Letterbox delivers pretty paper and stationery goodies to your mailbox, so you can spread the love, one mailbox at a time. We believe in taking the time to send handwritten notes – that snail mail is more personal than email.
$15/month (does not auto renew), plus $5 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.

Bowzer Box is a recurring subscription service that delivers a box of doggy goodies every month. As dog owners we take pride in selecting the best treats and toys to deliver in your monthly subscription. With our pup in mind, we choose goodies that we know your dog will love too. 
$29/month, plus $6 shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.  
Save 10% off your first month using promo code CDNBOX. 
Click here to see all my Bowzer Box reviews. 
Themed monthly cat subscription box featuring artisanal feline luxuries pawpicked by cats. Each item is creatively designed and meticulously constructed to ensure pure enjoyment, no matter the occasion.
$39.95 per month, with free shipping. Prices in US dollars.  
Save 10% off per month for the life of your subscription using promo code CDNBOXADDICT.
Check out my Whisker Box review here.

Be sure to check out all my Holiday Gift Guides! 

Sudsy Bar Box Review - November 2016 - Canadian Soap Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Sudsy Bar Box
How Much? $25/month, plus tax and shipping (based on province - see here). Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? Four lovingly curated handcrafted soaps

Sudsy Bar is a new Canadian subscription that sends handcrafted artisan soaps. Sudsy Bar works with Canada's finest soap makers to curate a monthly selection of four soaps. Sudsy Bar also has an online shop so you can purchase more of your favourites! You can select your shipment frequency - monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. Shipping is based on your location and it's very affordable. In BC it's only $2.95 per box, and it goes up slightly moving east across the country.

This month, Sudsy Bar partnered with O'Canada Soapworks. Based in Canmore, Alberta, O'Canada Soapworks has been making earth-conscious body care products since 2000.  

I could smell the soaps through the box as soon as the postal worker handed it to me. That's a good sign!

The card lists the scents and ingredients of each bar.

O'Canada Soapworks Lavender Dreams Bar ($5.95)
Lavender Dreams: Heavenly lavender essential oil with calendula oil and powdered lavender. Relaxing!

O'Canada Soapworks Sweetgrass & Sage Bar ($5.95)
Sweetgrass & Sage: Extra olive oil, smoothing lemon balm, sweetgrass and sage essential oils. Fresh and deodorizing.

O'Canada Soap Works Citrus Splash Bar  ($5.95)
Citrus Splash: Pink grapefruit and lime essential oils. With pink grapefruit juice and extra olive oil, this revitalizing soap bar works as an astringent for oily skins.

O'Canada Soapworks Cool as a Cucumber Bar ($6.30)
Cool as Cucumber: Hydrate your face with this goats milk and aloe vera bar. Great as a facial bar or for all your skin.

The November Sudsy Bar Box included four artisan soaps from O'Canada Soapworks. The retail value of these bars is $24.15 Canadian. Sudsy Bar Box costs $25, plus shipping. The true shipping cost is heavily subsidized by Sudsy Bar, so it's a fair value. These soaps are made from natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals. My favourite scents are Citrus Splash and Cool as a Cucumber. They smell good enough to eat (don't eat them!). 

Interested in trying Sudsy Bar Box? Use promo code SUDSY to get 10% off your first box. The December box will feature scents of Cinnamon Vanilla, Noble Fir, Sparkling Rhubarb, and Rosemary Mint.

Click here to check out Sudsy Bar Box.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Boomerluxe Deluxe Review - October 2016 - Canadian Lifestyle Subscription Box

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Boomerluxe Deluxe
How Much? $34.99/month plus $8.99 shipping. Save on longer terms. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? 5 fabulous products themed around fashion, cosmetic, beauty, wellness & lifestyle items just for you!

Boomerluxe is a Canadian lifestyle subscription aimed at fabulous women embracing life after 50. The company was founded by two women entering their 50's who were looking for a monthly gift box, but couldn't find something to suit their demographic. Boomerluxe was created to fill the void.
Boomerluxe also has a "Women Supporting Women" program where Boomerluxe invites women led business to showcase their products each month.

Every month, Boomerluxe sends a package of unique, fun and quality retail products. There are two boxes to choose from. 
  • The Boomerluxe Deluxe box is $34.99 per month, plus $8.99 shipping. It includes five fun, unique & useful full size items themed around fashion, cosmetic, beauty, wellness & lifestyle items.
  • The Boomerluxe Mini is $19.99 per month, plus $8.99 shipping. It includes one full size & four purse size items themed around cosmetic, beauty, wellness & lifestyle items. The Mini box is small enough to fit in a condo size mailbox!

Last week I reviewed the Boomerluxe Mini, and now it's time to review the Boomerluxe Deluxe Box.

First Look!

The October box says "you deserve all the treats in the world"!

Lily Fielding Green Onion Dip Mix (~$4)
This sachet contains a mix that, when blended with mayo and sour cream, yields one cup of veggie dip! These are great to have on hand during the holidays for guests (expected or unexpected).

KMS Color Vitality Shampoo ($20)
This is a gentle shampoo that won't strip colour treated hair. I have natural red hair and have never dyed my hair (not even highlights!), but shampoo is shampoo so this will get use pretty quickly. KMS is a salon brand so it's pricey.

Trench Coat Press Wine Bottle Neck Tags ($6.50)
These are great for holiday gift giving! Trench Coat Press is based in Toronto.

Spice of Life Holy Smoked Pepper Sauce ($8)
This is another company based in Toronto. Spice of Life hot sauces are handcrafted in small batches and use produced locally sourced from Ontario farms.

Manna Kadar Lip Locked Priming Gloss Stain Samples in Manna Babe & Siren ($2)
Manna Babe (top) is a fuchsia pink shade. Siren (bottom) is a "dazzling blue-red". This little sample minis are perfect for the purse!

Chirp Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in Gilded ($9)
(top) This is a taupey-coral with golden shimmer. Chirp is based in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and they even have a subscription called Chirp Box!

Key Botanicals Mineral Lip Colour ($6)
(bottom) This is a natural creamy lip gloss in a colour called "Transient". Key Botanicals is based in Toronto.

Bonus - Costume Ring
This was included so subscribers could make a sassy fall statement. It's an adjustable ring that will fit all sizes. It's not my style, but I'm sure many ladies will love it!

The October Boomerluxe Deluxe Box included six items valued around $55.50 Canadian. This box costs $44 Canadian, including shipping. There is actually nine items, but the cosmetic items (Manna Kadar samples and mineral makeup items) were bundled together in a organza bag to count as one. This month we received items for fashion, beauty, cosmetics, lifestyle, and home. It's a good variety and I like that many of the products are from Canadian companies.

Click here to check out Boomerluxe

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.